Since the group is looking into exploring this alternate lifestyle/play I figured setting up a quick and dirty BDSM 101 promoting SSC (safe, sane, consensual) and RACK (Risk aware consensual kink) would be in order. If sufficient interest I will provide a speaker and open my home in Barrhaven up to Ethical Open Ottawa members. DATE to be determined
Ethical Open Ottawa (“EOO”) is a group for singles and couples interested in relationship styles (monogamous or alternative lifestyles) to meet for discussions and social activities. By NOT treating two seemingly opposed ideas as enemies to each other (e.g. monogamy and non-monogamy), EOO strives to be a space for people who value win-win cooperation and kindness, who view being ethical, open, honest, and respectful as the important prerequisites to relationships.
For clarity, this group is NOT a platform for seeking casual sex, friends with benefits, or hookups. Activities are intellectual discussion oriented for integrative thinkers who are considerate of feelings of the general public and hence non-sexually explicit. Deeds speak louder than words. The meetups are meant for members who are willing to discourse at rational and emotional levels and are able to attend actively over time.
The group highlights the following as its motto (general motivations or intentions):
1) The world needs more sharing, empathy, compassion, cooperation, and innovation 2) The Platinum Rule - treat others as they would like to be treated 3) Returning favor received by paying it forward.
EOO is a non-hierarchical, self-regulating, cooperative group relying on the talents and leadership capacity of each of its members. It is a space for non-traditional, integrative thinking and innovation, for turning your talents to recognitions and rewarding experiences.